Pollyanna M. Bass, BSN, RN, MS, FNP-C, is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Pollyanna was born in Illinois. Pollyanna moved to the Valdosta area from Belgium due to her father receiving orders to be stationed at Moody A.F.B. in 1989. Pollyanna attended Lowndes High School her senior year and graduated in 1990. She attended Valdosta State University where she obtained a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing. She was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, the honor society of nursing, in the Epsilon Pi Chapter in 1996. She worked at South Georgia Medical Center as a registered nurse in the Intensive Care Unit for two years. Pollyanna then moved to Gainesville, Florida to attend the University of Florida in order to pursue a Master of Science in Nursing in the Family Nurse Practitioner track. While attending the University of Florida, she was employed by Shands at the University of Florida in the Medical Intensive Care Unit. Pollyanna graduated from the University of Florida in December 2000. She then moved to Lake City, Florida where she was employed by an Internal Medicine Physician until she married in 2004 and moved to Pavo, Georgia. Pollyanna then worked in Jasper, Florida with an Internal Medicine Physician until August 2014. She then joined the Valdosta Family Medicine practice in September 2014. Her husband Michael was born and raised in Valdosta. She and her husband have one son, Benjamin. She enjoys running, spending time with her family, and college football (GO Blazers!, GO Gators!).
Brandy Renee VanJura, BSN, RN, MS, NP-C, is from Hahira, GA. Graduated from Lowndes High School. Graduated with honors with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Valdosta State University in 2001. Worked at Emory University Hospital for 5 years with liver and kidney transplant patients. Brandy went to Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA for her Masters of Science degree and graduated in 2006. Brandy moved back to Valdosta in 2006 and joined the VFM practice with Dr. Stewart Williams. Interest includes women’s health and wellness exams. Brandy is married to Matthew VanJura and has one daughter.
Zakiyyah Weatherspoon, FNP-BC is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and is a member of the ANA. Born and raised here in Valdosta, she graduated from Valdosta High School in 2001. From there she went on to Statesboro, GA where she attended Georgia Southern University. She received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing in 2005. She worked as an ER nurse for 6 years and part time at a nonprofit inpatient hospice facility while she pursued her Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in family practice. She obtained her MSN degree in 2011. She then moved back to Valdosta to start her career as a FNP. She is married with 2 beautiful children and 5 stepchildren. She loves spending time with her family, watching football, and attending her stepdaughter’s basketball games.